Lessons Learned

Integration Case Studies from the Community Health Sector

Thursday, May 21, 2015
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

The second webinar in a three-part series profiling recent integration initiatives in the community health sector in Ontario.


Individual case studies:



Andrea Abbot-Kokosin

Chair, Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre
On the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative

Andrea Abbott-Kokosin

Andrea Abbott-Kokosin

Andrea Abbott-Kokosin has been the Executive Director at Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre in Collingwood since January 2008. Before that, Andrea was employed at Mid-Toronto Community Services for 12 years. Andrea is the Co-Chair of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Collaborative. She is a member of the Executive of the South Georgian Bay Community Health Link and the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN Leadership Council.

Don Seymour

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex Branch
On the merger of CMHA London, WOTCH and Search

Don Seymour

Don Seymour

Don Seymour the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex Branch, an organization that provides community-based services to persons with serious mental illness in Southwestern Ontario. Prior to this, Don spent 11 years as the Executive Director of Lambton County Developmental Services based in Petrolia, Ontario. Don’s community involvement includes a term as Town Councillor for the Town of Petrolia, sitting as a board member for Bluewater Health and being involved in various advocacy committees and provincial organizations such as Ontario Agencies Serving Individuals with Special Needs. In 2003 Don was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his work and advocacy on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities. Don is also a volunteer Co-Director of Camp Wendake, a one-week summer program for persons with HIV/AIDS. Don has a BA from the University of Guelph and a MBA from Royal Roads University in Victoria BC. Don and his family reside in London, Ontario.